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A Dreary Story


From the Notebook of An Old Man


Translated by Constance Garnett (1861-1946)

The death of Chekhov's brother Nikolay from tuberculosis while under his care in 1889 influenced "A Dreary Story", finished that September. It is about a man who confronts the end of a life which he realises has been without purpose.

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no doubt Chekhov is the father of fiction & short stories
the effect of his ideas is everlasting

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